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List of countries by military expenditures

Countries by military spending

This article is a list of countries by military expenditure, the amount spent by a nation on its military in a given year. Military expenditure figures are presented in US$ based on either constant or current exchange rates.[1] These results can vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of each country's currency. Such fluctuations may change a country's ranking from one year to the next.

The first list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook 2014 which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2013, based on current market exchange rates. The second list is based on the 2014 edition of "The Military Balance" published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) using average market exchange rates. The third and last list is based on the SIPRI military expenditure database for the year 2012, again based on current market exchange rates.

Contents

  • Lists 1
  • 2045 2
  • Notes 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Lists

List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Yearbook (2013)[1] List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies World Military Balance (2013)[2] List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Data set (2012)[3]
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.) % of GDP
World total 1,747.0 2.4
1 United States 640.0 3.8
2 People's Republic of China[1] 188.0 2.0
3 Russia[1] 87.8 4.1
4 Saudi Arabia[2] 67.0 9.3
5 France 61.2 2.2
6 United Kingdom 57.9 2.3
7 Germany[1] 48.8 1.4
8 Japan 48.6 1.0
9 India 47.4 2.5
10 South Korea 33.9 2.8
11 Italy[1] 32.7 1.6
12 Brazil 31.5 1.4
13 Australia 24.0 1.6
14 Turkey 19.1 2.3
15 United Arab Emirates[1][3] 19.0 4.7
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.) % of GDP
World total 1,595.1
1 United States 600.4 3.7%
2 People's Republic of China 122.2 1.2%
3 Russia 68.2 3.1%
4 Saudi Arabia 59.6 8.0%
5 United Kingdom 57.0 2.4%
6 France 52.4 1.9%
7 Japan 51.0 1.0%
8 Germany 44.2 1.2%
9 India 36.3 1.8%
10 Brazil 34.7 1.4%
11 South Korea 31.8 2.5%
12 Australia 26.0 7.2%
13 Italy 25.2 1.2%
14 Israel 18.2 6.0%
15 Iran 17.7 4.1%
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.) % of GDP
World total 1,756.0 2.5%
1 United States 682.4 4.4%
2 People's Republic of China 166.1 2.1%
3 Russia 90.7 4.4%
4 United Kingdom 61.0 2.5%
5 Japan 59.2 1.0%
6 France 58.9 2.3%
7 Saudi Arabia 56.7 8.9%
8 India 47.7 2.5%
9 Germany 45.7 1.4%
10 Italy 34.0 1.7%
11 Brazil 33.1 1.5%
12 South Korea 31.6 2.7%
13 Australia 26.1 1.7%
14 Canada 22.6 1.3%
15 Turkey 18.1 2.3%

2045

Projected military expenditure of the worlds major powers in 2045.[4]
A 2014 academic report from the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence outlines projected defense expenditure of major powers for the year 2045.[4]
Rank Country Spending in PPP ($ Bn.)
1 United States 1,335
2 People's Republic of China 1,270
3 India 654
4 Russia 295
5 United Kingdom 108
6 Brazil 97
7 France 87
8 Japan 67
9 Germany 63

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e SIPRI estimate.
  2. ^ The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.
  3. ^ Data for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is for 2012, as figures for 2013 are not available.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "The 15 countries with the highest military expenditure in 2013 (table)" (PDF).  
  2. ^  
  3. ^ Stockholm International Peace Research Institute - Data by country (current US$), sipri.org, Accessed 4 December 2014
  4. ^ a b Global Strategic Trends out to 2045, gov.uk, 15 July 2014

External links

  • SIPRI military expenditure database (sipri.org)
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